You can tell that Photokina is generating quite the buzz with all the product launches and announcements that have been leaking out recently.  Adobe is no different as they announced today the release of Photoshop Elements 9!

This is a great product and actually is my recommendation for the cost-conscious crowd when it comes to editing your photos.  While Lightroom is a great resource for managing your photos and doing the “quick edits”, sometimes you do need the power of layers and more heavy-lifting tasks that Lightroom just isn’t equipped to do.

To add Photoshop CS5 adds a pretty big hit to the wallet, and unless you either have deep pockets, really need it for graphic work, or have a LOT of photos to manipulate, Elements is a great low-cost alternative that gives you most of what the CS5 option has, with some notable restrictions.  Elements 9 retails for $99, but as always, I’ve got a treat for you!  You can save $20 off your purchase by using the affiliate link below (and thanks to Adobe for offering it to me to give to readers).

Adobe Photoshop Elements 9

There are bundles and Elements Premiere (video editing) options available too…so if you’ve got previous bundled or Premiere versions, use the following links to save $30!

Premiere Elements 9 – Save $20

Elements and Premiere Bundle – Save $30

The frenzy has started, and there’s money to be saved, so get in while the gettin’ is good!  Happy shooting and we’ll see you back here again tomorrow!

2 thoughts on “Adobe Elements 9 Released!

  1. Is it finally a 64-bit app? Premier Elements 8 runs like dirt on my Windows 7 64-bit with a Core 2 Duo processor. Hopefully 9 is snappier!

    1. Good question! I don’t believe so, the system reqs (found here: http://store.adobe.com/store/en_us/popup/software/pse9/systemreqs.html ) indicate 32 bit compatibility:

      Windows

      * 1.6GHz or faster processor
      * Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 or 3, Windows Vista®, or Windows 7
      * 1GB of RAM (2GB for HD video functions)
      * 3GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
      * Color monitor with 16-bit color video card
      * 1024×576 display resolution at 96dpi or less
      * Microsoft DirectX 9 compatible display driver
      * DVD-ROM drive
      * QuickTime 7 software (required if importing QuickTime formats)
      * Internet connection required for Internet-based services

      Mac OS

      * Multicore Intel® processor
      * Mac OS X v10.5.8 through v10.6
      * 1GB of RAM (2GB for HD video functions)
      * 3GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
      * 1024×768 display resolution
      * DVD-ROM drive
      * QuickTime 7 software (required if importing QuickTime formats)
      * Internet connection required for Internet-based services

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